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#1 Demera

Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:11 AM

We're expecting a little girl in a few weeks but we haven't really come up with a solid list of names. I hope to have a list of 3 or 4 names at least before she's born, but we won't choose until she's arrived.

So we're looking for something short, probably two syllables, and not something currently really popular.  The surname is three syllables, starting with L and ending with Y, and I find most names ending in a Y or IE are just too rhymey so we'd really like to avoid those.  So names like Amy or Emily just don't work.  I'd also prefer to avoid names beginning with L, because my name starts with L and it's just too many Ls ;-).

Her sister's name is Bree Alexandra.  I do like the style of short first name, with a long, middle name that can have multiple nick name options in case she just doens't like her first name.  

I have a Scottish background, my husband Irish, and Gaelic is also an influence.  The name doesn't have to be any of these but it's a place to start looking.

So far, the only name we both really like is Tess/Tessa. My husband likes Paige.  I like Peta. Do you have any suggestions?   Thank you!

#2 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:19 AM

I love Peta!

Lola?
Nola?
Georgia?

#3 Mrs Claus

Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:24 AM

I love Tessa and Paige.

Chloe
Alice
Eden

#4 Lou-bags

Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:25 AM

These are some from my longer girls list which meet your requirements.

Emma
Beth
Elsbeth
Claire
Eloise
Elisa
Georgia
Freya
Violet
Astrid
Clara
Norah

#5 lalalove

Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:27 AM

Layla
Lilah
Sage
Milla
Lucy
Isla
Eva
Mia
Amber
Luca
Viva
Bella
Liza
Thea

Edited by lalalove, 09 January 2019 - 10:30 AM.


#6 littleboysmum

Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:29 AM

Sia
Kate
Elle
Zara
Esme (ends in e but sound is ay?)
Ada
Ava
Clara
Mia
Jane
Cleo

#7 Ozquoll

Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:51 AM

Tessa, for sure! I’m a little biased, because if I’d had a daughter we would have named her Tessa 🥰

#8 tayto...

Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:01 AM

Faith
Aoife
Niamh
Clodagh

(going with the Gaelic theme obvs...!)


and Bernadette for the longer middle name...I wanted it as first name for my DDs but vetoed by DH and mum! I love it, good nn is Benny like from Circle of Friends :-)

#9 maryanneK

Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:01 AM

Tess, Erin, Claire, Kate, Grace, Alice, Emma, Anna, Meg, Georgia ?

Edited by maryanneK, 09 January 2019 - 11:03 AM.


#10 Seven of Nine

Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:09 AM

Anne
Clare
Fleur
Grace
Quinn

#11 ~ Binda ~

Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:16 AM

Love all the names you named.

Here are a few I could think of.

Anne
Anna
Aine/Anja
Camille
Caydence
Cara/Carla
Emma
Ave
Mia
Maeve
Harper
Luna
Willow

#12 Jenflea

Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:26 AM

Rosa.
Ada

#13 doubledelight

Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:30 AM

My daughter is Taea (Taya)

#14 laridae

Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:36 AM

I like Tess.  Not keen on Peta, mainly as Peter for a boy was very popular when I was younger. Petra?

#15 Babetty

Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:37 AM

Ava was my first thought!

Also:
Chloe
Faith
Rose
Gemma

#16 steppy

Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:39 AM

Deva (pronounced Dai-va)

#17 Rosepickles

Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:56 AM

Love Tessa

What about Nina and I love the suggestion of Clare. I also like Jesse for a girl.

#18 eponee

Posted 09 January 2019 - 11:59 AM

Deva and Aoife, as nice as they are,  will be setting your daughter up for a life of mispronunciation

#19 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:00 PM

Susan

#20 marple

Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:12 PM

Jane Josephine

#21 Wango

Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:15 PM

Grace, Rose, Isla, Eden (although may be shortened to Edie)

#22 rowd

Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:22 PM

Maeve, Orla, Alva - I love Irish names and with the family connection it's even better.

#23 Mmmcheese

Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:24 PM

Hannah?

#24 Kreme

Posted 09 January 2019 - 12:34 PM

I like Tessa very much. Not keen on Paige or Peta.

Other suggestions

Maeve
Rose
Anna
Clare
Grace

I wouldn’t rule out L names either. One of my daughter’s friends has LL initials with a 3 syllable last name and it sounds fab!

#25 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 09 January 2019 - 01:02 PM

I prefer Petra as many people baulk at trying to say Peta. Also sounds more feminine.  Yes I know Peta is the feminine of Peter.




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